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Yet another Dual boot question

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Old 02-11-2007
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Yet another Dual boot question
I've been working on this all night and have just about given up...

I have 2 NEW SATA hard drives. I have a clean install of Vista Ultimate on
one (DISK 0), and a Norton Ghost of my current XP installation on the other
(DISK 1). I cannot seem to get my XP installation to boot from the Vista
Bootloader menu. They each boot fine when they are on their own. I've tried
all I can think of an am not having any luck. Here is my current bcd config:

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {3ff62db5-b631-11db-890c-a116a8686f91}
displayorder {current}
{ntldr}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {3ff62db5-b631-11db-890c-a116a8686f91}
nx OptIn

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {ntldr}
device boot
path \ntldr
description Microsoft Windows XP


I've tried a device of both "boot" and "partition D:" In one case, I get an
error msg saying that "NTLDR is missing or corrupt" and in the other case,
the system just re-boots over and over.

Here is my boot.ini config from my XP installation:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP"
/fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


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Old 02-11-2007
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RE: Yet another Dual boot question
As usually happens, I couldn't let it go and think I figured it out. When
setting up a dual-boot situation between Vista and XP, you need to decide if
you want to boot from Vista or XP. In my case I wanted to use the Vista
bootloader so I copied these 3 files from my XP root directory to my Vista
root (boot.ini, ntdetect.com, and ntldr). I then edited the Vista copy of
boot.ini to the proper location of my XP (disk)(partition). In my case, my
Vista disk is installed in SATA0 and XP in SATA1. So here's what everything
looks like with it working well.

P.S. All drives are mapped correctly too.

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {3ff62db5-b631-11db-890c-a116a8686f91}
displayorder {current}
{ntldr}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {3ff62db5-b631-11db-890c-a116a8686f91}
nx Optin

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {ntldr}
device boot
path \ntldr
description Microsoft Windows XP



The modified BOOT.INI looks like this:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP"
/fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn


Thank you all for your help . Let me know if you have any questions.



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Old 02-11-2007
mikeyhsd
 

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Re: Yet another Dual boot question
might have been easier to use BCDEDIT.
if you ghosted the xp after loading the vista that is where the problem came up.
you have to load the older os first.

mikeyhsd@sport.rr.commikeyhsd@sport.rr.com

"DaveG" <DaveG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C1E90E48-8C31-4B1A-96AD-350FCF11A0E6@microsoft.com...
As usually happens, I couldn't let it go and think I figured it out. When
setting up a dual-boot situation between Vista and XP, you need to decide if
you want to boot from Vista or XP. In my case I wanted to use the Vista
bootloader so I copied these 3 files from my XP root directory to my Vista
root (boot.ini, ntdetect.com, and ntldr). I then edited the Vista copy of
boot.ini to the proper location of my XP (disk)(partition). In my case, my
Vista disk is installed in SATA0 and XP in SATA1. So here's what everything
looks like with it working well.

P.S. All drives are mapped correctly too.

Windows Boot Manager
--------------------
identifier {bootmgr}
device partition=C:
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {3ff62db5-b631-11db-890c-a116a8686f91}
displayorder {current}
{ntldr}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 30

Windows Boot Loader
-------------------
identifier {current}
device partition=C:
path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
description Microsoft Windows Vista
locale en-US
inherit {bootloadersettings}
osdevice partition=C:
systemroot \Windows
resumeobject {3ff62db5-b631-11db-890c-a116a8686f91}
nx Optin

Windows Legacy OS Loader
------------------------
identifier {ntldr}
device boot
path \ntldr
description Microsoft Windows XP



The modified BOOT.INI looks like this:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOW S
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP"
/fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn


Thank you all for your help . Let me know if you have any questions.



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Old 02-11-2007
Rock
 

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Re: Yet another Dual boot question
"DaveG" <DaveG@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

> I've been working on this all night and have just about given up...
>
> I have 2 NEW SATA hard drives. I have a clean install of Vista Ultimate
> on
> one (DISK 0), and a Norton Ghost of my current XP installation on the
> other
> (DISK 1). I cannot seem to get my XP installation to boot from the Vista
> Bootloader menu. They each boot fine when they are on their own. I've
> tried
> all I can think of an am not having any luck. Here is my current bcd
> config:
>
> Windows Boot Manager
> --------------------
> identifier {bootmgr}
> device partition=C:
> description Windows Boot Manager
> locale en-US
> inherit {globalsettings}
> default {current}
> resumeobject {3ff62db5-b631-11db-890c-a116a8686f91}
> displayorder {current}
> {ntldr}
> toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
> timeout 30
>
> Windows Boot Loader
> -------------------
> identifier {current}
> device partition=C:
> path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
> description Microsoft Windows Vista
> locale en-US
> inherit {bootloadersettings}
> osdevice partition=C:
> systemroot \Windows
> resumeobject {3ff62db5-b631-11db-890c-a116a8686f91}
> nx OptIn
>
> Windows Legacy OS Loader
> ------------------------
> identifier {ntldr}
> device boot
> path \ntldr
> description Microsoft Windows XP
>
>
> I've tried a device of both "boot" and "partition D:" In one case, I get
> an
> error msg saying that "NTLDR is missing or corrupt" and in the other case,
> the system just re-boots over and over.
>
> Here is my boot.ini config from my XP installation:
>
> [boot loader]
> timeout=30
> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOW S
> [operating systems]
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Micro soft Windows XP"
> /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn



VistaBoot Pro is a good tool for managing this.
http://www.vistabootpro.org/

--
Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]

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